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    Coming out of the five-day bye week, the Vegas Golden Knights remain atop the Western Conference with 60 points and four games in hand over the second-place Winnipeg Jets. Saturday night presents an opportunity of redemption after the Oilers treated Vegas to an ugly 8-2 smackdown Nov. 14.Edmonton has gone 2-6-1 in its last nine games but is coming off a crucial 4-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. The Oilers found themselves down 2-0 just 317 into the game but still won off the shoulders of Connor McDavid, Darnell Nurse and Al Montoya, who stopped all 19 shots he faced after replacing Cam Talbot.Though neither team has confirmed a starter for tonight matchup, one thing is for sure unlike in November, Edmonton will not be facing Vegas’ fourth- and fifth-string goalies tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury or Malcolm Subban will man the crease, and the two have combined for 14 wins in the Knights’ last 16 games.Edmonton may be the more desperate team https://www.knightsstoreonline.com/Marc_andre_Fleury_Jersey-22, but Vegas carries an 18-2-1 record at T-Mobile Arena into tonight game. Here are three things to watch for as the Knights host the Oilers.Can the Knights dust off the rust?The Oilers are playing in the second half of a back-to-back, which is often a disadvantage, especially against a fast-paced team like the Knights.That being said, Vegas is coming off a five-day break, which means there could be some rust to fight through. Even though Vegas has gone 14-1-1 in its last 16 games Griffin Reinhart Jersey, a break in the schedule like that can often throw things off course.The last time these teams played, Edmonton jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and it proved to be too much for Vegas to handle. If the Knights get off to a slow start tonight, Edmonton could do the same thing, especially considering McDavid is the most explosive skater in the National Hockey League.Can the Knights contain Captain Connor?The answer to this question the last time these teams played was a resounding no.McDavid was absolutely dominant, picking up two goals and an assist in just over 17 minutes of ice time.Considering some of the moves he pulled off last night, Vegas could be in for a real handful.Magic happens when cmcdavid97 is doing his thing.

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